Thursday, March 09, 2017

CCMC448 A New Adventure!

I have some fabulous news to share with you all! I'm very excited to announce that I have been invited to become a member of the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge Design Team!! 

What does that mean? Every Thursday I will be sharing a project for the week's challenge posted on the Create with Connie and Mary site. Hopefully it might inspire you in your own stamping, and you can even play along on the Facebook page. I am so looking forward to this new adventure with this talented group of stampers!

This week's challenge is a Colour Challenge with these 3 delightful colours:
I love these 3 colours but I don't think I have ever used all 3 together. I tend to go with grey or brown, but not both together, so I put my thinking cap on, and this is what I came up with:

I've used the stunning Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and framelits on this card. Here are a few tips:
  • The Dragonfly has been stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on vellum and then embossed with clear embossing powder (the ink takes longer to dry on vellum, so there's plenty of time to emboss it).
  • I've also done some clear embossing on the background panel, and then wet the watercolour paper with an aquapainter before stamping in Pool Party and Smoky Slate.
  • I've swirled some silver thread under the dragonfly to add movement.
  • The banner of DSP is from Tasty Treats Specialty Paper.
  • If you look closely, you'll notice the shadow effect on the sentiment. This is really easy to achieve with photopolymer stamp sets. I simply stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and then stamped again in Smoky Slate, slightly off-set.
I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you check out the rest of the talented design team's cards for this colour challenge at

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  1. Love your work Marelle, your style is right up my alley. xo

  2. Congratulations and welcome to the team Marelle! This dragonfly card is a wonderful design to introduce yourself to the group! We're so happy to have you on the CCMC team!

  3. Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday team! I am so happy! I love your card and how you beautifully worked with the color combination. I especially like your background, so very pretty and dreamy.

  4. Love the shadow effect on the words! Clever! Welcome to the team!!!! =)

  5. Welcome to the team Marelle! Beautiful card! You're off to a flying start :-)



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